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Press Releases

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

PRESS RELEASE                                                         Release Date: June 30, 2016                                                          

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of May 31, 2016, there were 62 OBUs with total assets of US$190.173 billion, an decrease of US$0.067 billion from the previous month. The breakdown of the information in terms of domestic and foreign banks is shown in the table below:

Item

Domestic Bank

Foreign Bank

Total

Number of OBUs

37

25

62

Total assets (USD billions)

160.848

29.325

190.173

% of combined assets

84.6%

15.4%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of  May, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and Loans, which amounted to US$77.505 billion or 40.8% of total assets. The main sources of funds were vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$83.531 billion or 43.9% of total liabilities. The uses and sources of funds are summarized as follows:

                                                                                                                                                     (USD billions, % of total assets/liabilities)

Uses of Funds

Sources of Funds

Item

Amount

%

Item

Amount

%

Discounts and Loans

Due from banks

Securities investments

Nostro account – head office & branches

Other assets

77.505

40.288

37.312

23.002

12.066

40.8

21.2

19.6

12.1

6.3

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Due to banks

Other liabilities

Equity of head office

83.531

67.268

22.994

13.954

2.426

43.9

35.4

12.2

7.2

1.3

Total

190.173

100.0

Total

190.173

100.0

 

Destination and Origin of Funds     As of May 31, Asia was the main destination and origin of funds. The following table provides a geographical breakdown:

                                                                                              (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

55

61

America

28

27

Europe

10

5

Other regions

7

7

Total

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and Loans     The total value of all outstanding Discounts and Loans made by all OBUs at the end of May 2016 was US$77.505 billion, the composition of which is as follows:

Client
Location

Duration

Outstanding Value (USD billions)

% of
Total Discounts and Loans

Overseas

Medium and long-term

50.323

99.9%

Short-term

27.083

Local

All terms

0.099

0.1%

Total

77.505

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turnover of Foreign Exchange Trading     The data on the turnover of foreign exchange trading by all OBUs for the month of May is provided below:

                                                                                                                  (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

42.445

6.366

8.383

57.194

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in May 2016 were US$31.491 billion and US$29.376 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in May 2016 was US$20.309 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                             (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Options

13.502

Futures

3.977

Swaps

2.331

Margin account trading

0.412

Credit derivatives

0.057

Forwards

0.030

Total

20.309

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on July 29, 2016.